Embark on an Angling Adventure with West Virginia State Parks’ Gold Rush Special

Calling all nature lovers, angling enthusiasts and those in search of a rejuvenating escape! Get ready to mark your calendars and gear up because West Virginia State Parks is unveiling an offer that will ignite your sense of adventure. Introducing the Gold Rush Special—a unique opportunity centered around a week of stocking golden trout, designed to elevate your stay into an unforgettable experience.

During Gold Rush, the WVDNR will stock 50,000 golden rainbow trout at 68 stocking locations, 15 of which are located in or near state parks and forests. Catch one of 500 special tagged trout, and you could win a lifetime fishing license, West Virginia State Park cabin stay or West Virginia State Parks gift card. To make this year’s Gold Rush bigger and better than ever, all anglers who catch and report a tagged trout will win an exclusive prize. To learn more, visit WVdnr.gov/gold-rush.

From April 1st through April 13th, immerse yourself in the excitement of Gold Rush as it reveals a treasure trove of savings and adventure. Picture yourself amidst the breathtaking landscapes of West Virginia’s wilderness, with endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a family seeking cherished moments, this offer caters to all.

Here’s what awaits you with this golden opportunity:

  • Enjoy an enticing 15% discount on your entire stay; applicable to lodges, cabins and campsites.
  • Valid for stays from now until April 30, 2024, providing ample time to plan your fishing adventure. 
  • Deal available at all parks, excluding Stonewall

How to Claim Your Golden Opportunity:

  • Head over to the West Virginia State Parks booking website or call to secure your reservation.
  • Enter the promo code “GOLD” during booking to unlock your exclusive discount.
  • Pack your essentials, embrace your spirit of adventure and prepare for an experience like no other!

Fishing at West Virginia State Parks:

Plan a fishing trip today. Fishing at parks and forests is steeped in West Virginia tradition and has been enjoyed by families for generations. Cast a line and enjoy the many other weekend activities at our beautiful parks and forests. 

State parks and forests are some of the best places for new anglers to catch a fish, and many of our top spots are easily accessible for people of all skill sets. But before you head out on your trip, make sure you have a current license and stamps. If you don’t have one, purchase one today at www.wvfish.com.

Stay at a Stocked Park or Forest

Lodge Parks

  • Cacapon Lake – Cacapon Resort State Park
  • Longbranch Lake – Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Tygart Tailwaters – Tygart Lake State Park
  • Chief Logan Pond – Chief Logan State Park
  • North Bend Lake – North Bend State Park
  • Pendleton Lake – Blackwater Falls State Park

Cabin Parks

  • Seneca Lake – Seneca State Forest
  • Watoga Lake – Watoga State Park
  • Boley Lake – Babcock State Park
  • Greenbrier River – Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Hurry—Time is of the Essence!

The Gold Rush Special is a fleeting opportunity, so don’t hesitate! Reserve your adventure today and prepare to strike gold in the heart of Appalachia.